So much to celebrate this week: books and paints and sleeping in and time with friends and family. It is the end of our spring break week. What a wonderful week it has been.
1. Played in snow at my brother's house with my son and niece. Oh, the love of crunchy snow, crisp air and a steep hill.
2. Listened to my niece read the story we worked on together last Sunday. She's in first grade and her focus that afternoon spanned hours of writing and photographing, rewriting and recording. Good memories made.
3. Spent time time at the farmer's market farm today before my son's lacrosse game. We held three week old goats and took pictures of noses and made up stories about the animals and laughed. (Maybe I will grab a few more pictures and turn this into a Whose nose is this? piece for my northern nieces, we'll see).
4. Claimed my commenting prize! I registered for the Writing from the Heart Highlights Foundation workshop this June. The very idea of the Highlights Foundation brings me back to the dentist office. My Mom was a dental hygienist. For nearly thirty years she worked for Dr. Sunshine (his real name). One of the best parts of visiting the dentist's office when I was a little girl was sitting in the waiting room waiting my turn to have Mom clean my teeth. I felt so grown up in a captain's chair all my own. I sat up straight, scooted back in the seat, dangled my feet a foot from the floor, and balanced Highlights magazines across my knees to read and read and read. By fourth grade I wanted to write too. Oh blue skies, this prize was a dream-come-true moment this week.
|Though Dr. Sunshine sold the practice a few years ago, Dr. G. |
kept this piece of Mom's handiwork hanging.